Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mix 'n' Munch: Cereal & Grilled Cheese Cafe | South Pasadena, CA

Breakfast Sandwich
As a kid, my mother didn't have to do much to put a smile on my face, especially when it came to that after-school snack. My wants (and needs) were simple. Gimme a bowl of my favorite cereal or grill up an old fashioned cheese sandwich, and... I was a happy camper. Jump cut to the here and now. When we discovered Mix 'n' Munch in South Pasadena, my excitement runneth over, and I just had to drag the family in for a bite. 

Rock N Roll Circus Bowl
Opened in 2010, the cafe offers no less than 25 varieties of cereals from the healthy to sweet favorites. If you're here for the cheese sandwiches, choose from an assortment of breads and fillings to go along with a selection of cheeses like cheddar, swiss, gruyere, American, provolone, and many more. A fun place for the whole family, and one that I'll be returning to to feed that little kid inside me.

Mix N' Munch Challenge
Mix 'n' Munch
1005 Mission St
South Pasadena, CA  91030
(626) 441-8808

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Friday, January 18, 2013

The Eatery | West Sacramento, CA

We first met owners, Jess Milbourn and Monda Korich, two years ago when they were platforming The Eatery at a neighborhood farmer's market. On that night, they were serving up popular quick eats such as their Braised Short Ribs and Strawberry Shortcake. We fell in love instantly and have since been staunch supporters of their bistro-style restaurant, which they opened in West Sacramento's Town Center Plaza in late-2010. Refined comfort foods dot their lunch and dinner menus, and a full array of California wines and select beers stock the bar. This is one exciting, new spot that shouldn't be missed (especially their Sunday brunches).

Disco Fries Ryan: French fries, bacon, melted cheddar cheese, chicken gravy, sunny-side up eggs.
Dare I say, their twisted version of the popular Canadian dish, Poutine.
A small plate specialty:
Crispy fried pork belly, apple pancakes, cranberry syrup

2155 Town Center Plaza
West Sacramento, CA  95691

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